Welcome to the Barony of Adiantum!
A message from our Baron and Baroness
As things start to settle and we get used to our new place in the Barony, We would like all to get to know us. We have been playing here all our lives and love our barony. As we start to institute new ideas we would ask for as much feedback as possible. That said We are thrilled beyond belief to be wearing the circlets of the greatest barony on earth! Any who do not know us personally we would ask that you feel free to seek us out at any event and introduce yourself and we will do our best to do the same to those we do not know yet. We have always said Adiantum is a family more then a branch and we want to continue to help the family grow and prosper for as long as our lungs draw air. We look forward to spending time with old friends and meeting lots of new friends over the next few years.
In Service to the Dream,
The Barony of Adiantum is located in the Principality of the Summits. It corresponds to the modern region of Lane County in Oregon, and encompasses the cities of Eugene and Springfield. Stretching westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean, the Barony is bordered on the north by Terra Pomaria and Coeur du Val; on the east by Corvaria and Southmarch; and on the south by the shire of Briaroak.
The Barony was formally instated on March 27th, A.S. X/1976; its founding rulers were Michael of Dragonswood and Alyanora of Vinca, who governed the land as Baron and Baroness from then until A.S. XV/1980.
What is the Society for Creative Anachronism(SCA)?Newcomers Guide (sca.org)
Anachronism - something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
We are a group that is dedicated to researching and educating about the Middle Ages, approximately 600 AD to 1600 AD. As apposed to re-enacting a specific date or event, we work toward understanding and recreating 'life as it happened' in the Middle Ages.
The SCA is an international non-profit educational organization. We have branches around the world. You can find "Scadians" in Europe and Australia, as well as Africa and the Middle East.
The avowed purpose of the SCA is the study and recreation of the European Middle Ages, its crafts, sciences, arts, traditions, literature, etc. The SCA "period" is defined to be Western civilization before 1600 AD, concentrating on the Western European High Middle Ages. Under the aegis of the SCA we study dance, calligraphy, martial arts, cooking, metalwork, stained glass, costuming, literature... well, if they did it, somebody in the SCA does it (Except die of the Plague!).
As you can probably guess, the thing that separates the SCA from a Humanities 101 class is the active participation in the learning process. To learn costuming, you design and build costumes. To learn SCA infantry fighting, you make armor, weapons, shields, etc., and put them on and go learn how it feels to wear them when somebody is swinging a (rattan) sword at you. To learn brewing, you make (and sample!) your own wines, meads and beers.
You will frequently hear a SCA person describe the SCA as recreating the Middle Ages "as they ought to have been." In some ways this is true -- we have few plagues, indoor plumbing, few peasants. In the dead of winter we have other things to eat than King's venison, salt pork and dried tubers. However, a better description is that we selectively recreate medieval culture, choosing elements of the culture that interest and attract us.
The SCA was started in 1966 in Berkeley, California by a group of science fiction and fantasy fans who wanted a theme party. Following the party, a group got together to discuss the idea of a medieval re-creation and re-enactment group (which has ended up being much like the Civil War, Revolutionary War or Buck-skinning re-enactment groups that were beginning to form in the US). In Britain, medieval and British Civil War recreation societies had existed for any number of years. The Californians incorporated as a non-profit educational society, started forming groups, and away they went.
Heavy Fighters Practice:Wednesday 7pm-9pm, 21st and J street in springfield, Maple Elementary
Rapier Fighters Practice:Rapier Practice is 7:00 PM on non-Council Mondays, 21st and J street in springfield, Maple Elementary
Archery practice:Our Archery practice times have moved to Thursday 4-6pm @ West 11th Archery (3170 W 11th Ave; Eugene, OR 97402) Range Fee 3.50 per hour. Loaner gear available with prior arrangement. Contact Iurii Levchenich - officers page. Donation appreciated for use of the loaner gear. We may add an occasional Saturday afternoon practice If there is enough interest so let us know!
Thingmakers:To be announced.
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Durin Oldenmoor Tjorkilskin
Ceridwen ferch Morgan
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Yseult of Broceliande
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Lady Ayla Roth
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Lady Johanna Trewpeny
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Lord Iurii Levchenich
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This position is vacant, contact the Seneschal. Youth Combat Marshal
This position is vacant, contact the Seneschal. Chronicler
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This position is vacant, contact the Seneschal. Chatelaine
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Alys Meghan Cattwyn
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Lucius von Bamberg
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Thrown Weapons Champion
Lucius Von Bamberg
Bi-Cranial Bears (Adiantum Newsletter)
Officers Shelf (Coming Soon)
Submitted Documents (Coming Soon)
Kingdom Heraldic & Scribal Symposium and Harvest Celebration & Championships
October 19, 2013Schedule
Please join the Barony for a day of heraldic and scribal classes as well as Championship competitions. Voice Heraldry classes will include opportunities for real-time practice as we choose our new Baronial Champions of the Bardic Arts, Thrown Weapons, and Heavy Fighting. The day culminates in a feast prepared from Adiantum’s bounty.
Event Steward: Yseult of Broceliande / Pam Perryman, 541-344-0896, firstname.lastname@example.org and Rose Atherton / Ruth Langstraat, 541-954-4759, email@example.com (Please contact Rose between 9/28 and 10/13)
Feast Steward: Marian Staarveld / Marian Harris / 541-689-6382, firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls after 9 pm.
Class Registration: Handled by Argent Scroll (Geoffrey Fitzhenrie, email@example.com)
A full class schedule with descriptions will be posted in September.
Feast reservations: Please email Marian Staaraveld, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve your feast ticket. The Barony has been busily harvesting the bounty of the valley, and we plan to eat well! You will purchase the ticket when you arrive on site, but we need to know how many to plan for. If there are seats remaining at 5 p.m., you may purchase a feast ticket on site without a reservation.
Site Fees: Adults (18+) $10 (+ non-member surcharge if applicable); Youth (10-17) $5; Children (4-9) $3. Buffet lunch: $4. Feast ticket: $10 per seat, any age, limit of 100 seats.
Site: Northwood Christian Church, 2425 Harvest Lane, Springfield, 97477. Open 9 am to 9 pm.
Directions: Take I-5 exit 194A and merge onto OR-126 East toward Springfield. Go 2.6 miles and take the Mohawk Blvd. exit, bearing left on the exit ramp and making a left/north turn onto Mohawk Blvd., crossing over Rte. 126, where it becomes 19th St. In about ½ mile turn left/west at the traffic light onto Hayden Bridge Rd. Go ½ mile to the first traffic light at Harvest Lane. Turn right/north into Harvest Lane and enter the church parking lot.
Requirements for Baronial Champions are as follows:
Champions may succeed themselves and should be residents of The Summits. All Champions have equal standing.
- Champions must swear an oath of either Fealty or Service to the Baronial Coronet.
- Champions have the right to wear regalia appropriate to their station.
- The general tenure of a Champion is approximately one year. The tenure begins when the Champion is recognized during a Baronial Court, usually at the same event that the Championship Tournament was held. A Champions Tenure ends during the Baronial Court of the Championship Tournament the following year before their successor is recognized. General tenure guidelines may be modified if circumstances dictate.
- Currently the Baronial host of Champions include Archery, Armored Combat, Art & Sciences, Bardic, Fencing, Gaming, and Thrown Weapons
- Rights of Champions include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Sitting at the High Table [when there is space available].
- Standing behind the Baron/Baroness at court [ when there is space available].
- Advising the Baronial Coronet in matters of peace and war.
- Paying no site fee when performing ceremonial duties at the event to choose their successor
- Responsibilities of Champions include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Attending Baronial events during their tenure as Champion.
- Defending the Baron and Baroness against all challengers.
- Assisting in coordinating a tournament to choose their successor.
- Attending both the tournament to choose a successor and the successor’s investiture.
- Serving the Baron/Baroness as a member of their court by attending the Baronial Coronet in court and procession.
- Champions must be current members.
Kingdom Heraldic & Scribal Symposium